[consulting] Drupal considerd dangerous

Kaliya * identitywoman at gmail.com
Tue Dec 26 23:20:25 UTC 2006

On 12/26/06, Sami Khan <sami at etopian.net> wrote:
> Morbus Iff wrote:
> >> If could figure out how to actually get of your lists
> >>
> >  > which I have tried a number of times I wouldn't be here.
> >
> > I'd like to now request that you actually stay. It is apparent that your
> > wisdom and intellect is on a level quite different than anyone who
> > should be using Drupal, much less consulting for it, and I anxiously
> > await the next nugget you'll pass on. Don't leave us!
> >
> I think this whole thing has degenerated and kind of gone to where it
> shouldn't have... I don't think that Kaliya meant to be offensive at
> all, as she has helped with the community in the past as mentioned in
> her replies. It's just that she's from a different part of the community
> which is less technical and I guess because of that, it's sort of at the
> mercy of developers to help her sort through all the mess that goes with
> software development... and I think she's been burned by it and is kind
> of bitter at the developer(s) and not at the community...

Thanks Sami,

I think this reflects my experience accurately. Thanks for reflecting.
Generally the people here are great and I think overal peoples intentions
and hearts are in the right place. Unfortunately. It didn't work out for me
and I have a friend with a startup who has been burned.

I think non-technical influencer's are critical and our opinions matter -
they have a strong user advocacy perspective. We are also far more
technically literate then regular folks and work hard to communicate in
meaningful ways to developers. We ask questions and seek to participate and
are not hanging around to be put down.

I have put down Drupal for now and my project that I was working on.  I am
currently working on open standards in identity and focused on how we can
get interoperability between systems with SSO to start with then people
moving profiles and hopefully in a while social graphs. HOpefully those of
you doing drupal development can participate where appropriate with your


ps. if you want to be a spelling nazi go ahead and ignore what I have to say
but I am not going to be quiet.  I am dyslexic and do my best. Yes I
spellcheck my e-mails and  sites and things still get through.
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